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Fabulous Custom Stunner in Folsom, CA

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Luxury Home Magazine of Sacramento | Truckee | Lake Tahoe and surrounding areas spotlights this fabulous custom stunner in prestigious gated Hillcrest subdivision. This amazing floor plan welcomes you to a formal living and dining room which are all open to the main living areas. This home features the master suite with its lavish master bath on main level with French doors out to loggia. In addition, a private guest suite is also located on the main level.

The family room boasts towering ceilings, a massive pre-cast fireplace, and dual sets of French doors that lead out to pool area. The gourmet kitchen offers Thermador appliances, center island, large eating bar, gas cooktop with pre-cast hood, high-end granite slabs and all open to a bright bayed breakfast nook.

The upstairs has ample entertainment space, which features a bonus room with wet bar and a separate theater room / exercise room with custom Fr1ench doors. The resort-like backyard highlights a large loggia with pre-cast fireplace, custom pool with water feature and extensive patios and lawn areas for grand entertaining.

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Manny Cazares | Dawn Baltar | RE/MAX

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Catte Verdera with Beautiful City Views, Lincoln CA

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Luxury Home Magazine of Sacramento | Truckee | Lake Tahoe presents this beautiful Santa Barbara style estate designed by San Diego designer Jules Wilson and architect Paul Hills with custom features including cabinets, tile, beams, moldings, high-end fixtures and wood flooring. This unique, highly desired design is placed up on a ridge in Catte Verdera with city views and a green belt directly behind the home that sits on .6175 acres.

This 4/5 bedroom, 6 bath home is complete with chef’s kitchen that includes a built in coffee maker, professional range and an additional full baking kitchen. The center of the home is the open kitchen, family and dining room. There is an additional bonus room with great storage. The upstairs master retreat is not to disappoint with a beautiful large bathroom, exercise area, fireplace and outstanding views.

Outdoor entertaining is made easy with an outdoor kitchen, large covered patio with fireplace near the infinity edge pool and spa, all with city views. The detail of this home is also in what you do not see. There is a “control 4” system throughout the home that manages the sound, entertainment, lights, HVAC and alarm as well as a solar system, which is a huge help in keeping the utilities costs down.  This house has it all!!! Debbie Massie for blog IMG_2499

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Debbie Massie of Lyon Real Estate

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Luxury Living With Old-World Charm, El Dorado Hills CA

Luxury Home Magazine of Sacramento | Greater Lake Tahoe areas showcase luxury living with old-world charm in this beautifully built masterpiece nestled in the hills around the Serrano Country Club alongside the Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed championship course.

This captivating, over 6100 square foot property, with 5 bedrooms (downstairs master suite) and 7 bathrooms, is the labor-intensive and lovingly crafted result of years of planning and development by premier architect, Mark Gomm, and the current owners, who meticulously designed and constructed this warm and welcoming Tuscan-inspired country home.

The entrance to the front hall features hand-hewn hickory and Italian tile floors beneath a barrel ceiling of brick. The great room has 17-foot ceilings, a chiseled granite bar, and a majestic fireplace. The chef’s kitchen has a towering open truss ceiling, gleaming hardwood floors, alder cabinetry and an ample kitchen island. Just off the kitchen is a walk-in wine storage room. Also on the first floor is a luxuriously appointed study.

The home has an attached guest quarters featuring 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, full kitchen, garage and private entrance. Its unique design allows the owner to easily integrate the rooms into the main living area, opening up a variety of additional uses, when separate quarters are not needed.

French doors lead to resort-style grounds, an inviting retreat replete with pool, spa, bocce ball court, outdoor kitchen, fireplace and loggia adjacent to the 9th fairway.

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Patricia Seide of Coldwell Banker

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Exquisite Country Estate, Loomis CA

Luxury Home Magazine of Sacramento features this charming 4-bedroom, 3-bath exquisite country estate located in the heart of Loomis that offers 3,600 square feet and is situated on 5 acres graced by a lovely pond, large vegetable garden, barn, separate hobby room, beautiful stone garage with fully finished upstairs, and breathtaking grounds. Horse property and vineyard potential.

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Melodee French of LHC Real Estate

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August 6, 2012 Posted by | California Luxury Homes, Luxury Homes, Luxury Real Estate, Placer Luxury Homes, Sacramento Luxury Homes | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Breathtaking 100 Acre Estate In Placerville, CA

Luxury Home Magazine of Sacramento showcases this magnificent 100 acre estate in Placerville, CA.

Features include:

  • Main Residence: 3,700 Square Feet
  • Guest House: 800 Square Feet
  • Great Room, 6 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, 2 Home Offices
  • Mature Gardens With Pillars, Terraces, Waterfall, and Panoramic Views
  • Third Acre Pond With Entertainment Center, Sandy Beach, Boats
  • 1,300 Square Foot Barn, Four Rail Fenced Pastures, Arena, 5 Miles of Trails

Chateau Trails is a perfect escape to peace and quiet but still close to civilization. The estate is located in Kelsey, CA in the heart of the Gold Country. Downtown Sacramento is less than an hour away. Skiing and boating at Tahoe are an hour and a half.

The property is 100 acres of forests, hills, meadows, green belts, pastures, orchards, gardens and ponds. The main residence was designed by Mark Gomm, an award winning ‘Street of Dreams’ architect. The gardens are by David Yakish, who always designed on a grand scale.

This custom home is over 3700 sq ft plus an 800 sq ft guest house. The Grand Room features commanding views of surrounding mountains and estate property, and includes a grand fireplace which is the focus of the room. The European Kitchen incorporates all upscale features any gourmet chef would want. Gaze out to Waterfall Terrace as you dine in the charming glass enclosed atrium. 4 bedrooms with 4.5 baths and library/office.

The Pond is the jewel of Chateau Trails, ready for swimming, boating and sunbathing on a sandy beach. Kick back, relax and have fun on the patio terrace at the Pond: BBQ, serving bar, picnic tables, fire pit, shower, and sound system. Whatever your outdoor pleasure – horseback riding, hiking, biking, ATV – miles of manicured trails wind through hills, forests and meadows alongside five ponds and seasonal streams. A dozen varieties of wildflowers abound each spring. Wildlife everywhere – deer, bobcats, foxes and herds of wild turkeys. Two and a half acres of fenced gardens with terraces, waterfall, pillars, arbors, towering trees, mature landscaping and cascades of perennials with something always in bloom.

A perfect size, the 1,300 sq ft barn has vaulted ceilings and a tile roof plus an additional 1,000 sq ft covered feeding area. The barn has three stalls, hay storage, grooming area and tack room. Overlooking the barn is the circular arena, 60’ by 90’, and a changing room. Other venues include a playhouse, chicken coop and viewing platform. Five pastures with four rail fencing throughout.

Beautifully reconstructed, Walker’s Cabin is a great guest house for family and friends. It’s also a vacation rental that generates substantial revenue. A short hike from the main Chateau, the cabin features expansive decks, manicured gardens, outdoor BBQ, hot tub, and steam shower plus its own horse stalls and paddocks.

Chateau Trails is a Wonderful Paradise.

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Cindy Symmons of Sotheby’s Intl.  Realty

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Lavish Estate In Gated Neighborhood, Carmichael CA

Luxury Home Magazine of Sacramento introduces this luxurious executive estate that is in one of the region’s most exclusive gated neighborhoods. Dual sweeping marble staircases greet guests in the entry foyer. The gourmet kitchen features Viking appliances. An enormous master suite has an adjoining retreat, giant closets and luxurious bath. Upstairs kids suites have separate bathrooms and an adjoining loft. There are two complete guest suites downstairs. The backyard features a large pool with a graceful sculpture, built-in barbecue and heaters. This beautiful home features refined European styling throughout.

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Cynthia Woods of Realty Executives

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May 18, 2011 Posted by | Auburn Luxury Homes, California Luxury Homes, El Dorado Hills Luxury Homes, Granite Bay Luxury Homes, Grass Valley Luxury Homes, Luxury Homes, Luxury Real Estate, Placer County Luxury Homes, Placer Luxury Homes, Sacramento Luxury Homes | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

10 mistakes people make with heat

Even with a constant flow of information about energy efficiency, homeowners make major heating mistakes that end in higher electric bills and larger environmental footprints.

Here are 10 of those errors, with the cause and effect of each decision.

1. Maintaining a constant temperature

Cause: A persistent myth suggests that you can save energy by leaving the house at a comfortable 68 degrees (a widely recommended winter setting), even when you are sleeping or away at work.

The idea is that it takes more energy for the furnace to reach a comfortable temperature than to maintain that temperature.

Effect: You could miss out on significant potential energy savings by not using a programmable thermostat and adjusting the temperature overnight and during the workday.

Though the impacts of adjusting the thermostat vary based on your climate and other factors, studies show that knocking the temperature down by 10 degrees for eight hours per day can cut heating bills by 5 to 15 percent.

Sure, the furnace will cycle on for a longer period to return to the more comfortable temperature, but it will be far outweighed by hours of savings when it didn’t have to work as hard.

2. Cranking up the temperature to warm up the house

Cause: You come home in the middle of the day to a cold house. You want to warm back up to 68 ASAP, so you crank the dial up to 78 to get the furnace working harder and faster.

Effect: No time is saved in reheating the house. Most furnaces pump out heat at the same rate no matter the temperature. They just cycle on for a longer period to reach a higher temperature.

The furnace will take the same amount of time to return to 68 degrees regardless of the thermostat setting. By cranking up the thermostat, you are likely to overheat the house past 68 degrees and waste energy. Just reset the thermostat to 68, make some hot chocolate, and wait.

3. Closing off vents in unused rooms

Cause: You don’t want to waste energy heating rooms you aren’t using.

Effect: Again, this just wastes energy and makes your furnace run inefficiently because it changes the air pressure in the whole system.

Experts recommend never shutting off more than 10 percent of vents. Sealing your ducts is a more efficient way to save energy.

4. Using the fireplace

Cause: You found some free firewood on Craigslist and think you can burn up some free heating energy while enjoying a romantic fire.

Effect: While we can’t make any promises about increased romance, we can predict increased energy bills. An open fireplace flue may suck more cold air into the house than the fire can radiate into the living space.

5. Using electric room heaters

Cause: You spend most of your time in a couple of rooms, so you figure you will just heat them with space heaters.

Effect: This could lead to higher energy bills and greater fire risks. Generally, a central gas heating system is cheaper and more efficient than a set of electric room heaters. Electric heaters also can be a fire hazard.

There are exceptions. A single energy-efficient space heater in a small, well-insulated room can save energy if the central heater is switched off.

6. Switching to electric heating

Cause: Electric heaters are more efficient than fuel-based systems, so they must be cheaper and better for the environment, according to this popular idea.

Effect: In most areas, simply switching to electric heat leads to higher energy bills and a bigger carbon footprint. Your heater may be more efficient, but most U.S. homes are still linked to coal-fired power plants. These coal plants and their transmission systems are extremely inefficient.

Of course, it’s a different story if you have a large photovoltaic solar array or your utility company uses renewable energy.

7. Replacing the windows

Cause: Those big pieces of glass get so darn cold. They must be the reason your house is so drafty.

Effect: You could spend a lot of money to only take care of part of the problem. Windows must be installed properly to avoid drafts, gaps, and leaks.

Moreover, more heat is typically lost through poorly insulated walls and ceilings than through windows.

8. Replacing the furnace first

Cause: You blame high energy bills on an old, inefficient furnace.

Effect: Your energy bills will still be higher than necessary if you don’t start with cheaper, smaller upgrades to improve the energy efficiency of your home, such as caulking around windows and doors and adding insulation.

9. Upgrading to the most efficient furnace on the market

Cause: You want the sleekest, most energy-efficient furnace available because it will be the most cost effective as well.

Effect: You may end up replacing an over-sized furnace with another (albeit more efficient) over-sized furnace. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that most U.S. homes have over-sized HVAC systems.

Again, insulate and weatherize to maximize efficiency, then get the smallest system that will comfortably meet your heating needs, which will be substantially reduced. Also make sure it is professionally installed.

10. Using incandescent light bulbs for heating

Cause: Incandescent bulbs give off more heat than light, so they must be warming up the house.

Effect: It is hard to see this logic as anything but a weak excuse for holding on to the Edison bulbs rather than switching to CFL and LED lighting.

In fact, one German entrepreneur is marketing incandescent bulbs as “heat balls” to skirt EU laws against the old-style bulbs. However, I doubt he is keeping cozy this winter simply by sleeping with the lights on.

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Olympic Valley CA – Squaw Creek Resort Estate

Luxury Home Magazine of Sacramento features Olympic Valley, CA  Squaw Creek Resort Estate.  Featuring:

  • Custom 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, 4 Fireplaces & 3 Decks with Panoramic Mountain Views only 1/2 mile from Resort @ Squaw Creek.
  • Contemporary Architecture and Design with Granite Boulder Waterfall effect into Living Room from Foyer.
  • Limestone Flooring and Berber Carpeting.
  • Award Winning Golf Course adjacent to home.
  • Unique cul-de-sac location featuring 1 of only 48 natural home-sites in Resort area.
  • Access to Membership for Resort @ Squaw Creek’s Spa & Fitness Center with swimming pools, ice skating rink, ski-golf locker, private chair lift and valet parking

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August 13, 2010 Posted by | California Luxury Homes, Luxury Homes, Luxury Real Estate, Nevada Luxury Homes, Placer County Luxury Homes, Placer Luxury Homes, Real Estate, Sacramento Luxury Homes | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Loomis CA, Tuscan Home With All The Flexibility For Your Family

Luxury Home Magazine of Sacramento features a great opportunity to own a luxury Tuscan home with all the flexibility for your family. This property features two homes on acreage with all the amenities expected. The 6000 square foot main home is 4 bedrooms plus office, the master suite is expansive, the secondary bedrooms all have walk in closets and full baths. There is a large guest suite featuring a bonus room. The office has a fireplace and lovely views of the property. The cook’s kitchen features professional grade appliances and dual refrigerators. The kitchen opens to a large family room with fireplace and breakfast area. The formal dining and living room are great spaces to entertain.

 The backyard offers a fabulous custom pool and spa, with waterfall and infinity edge overlooking the acreage. Entertaining is easy with loggia and outdoor kitchen, a large covered patio, with wonderful landscaping to complete the experience. The guest house is perfect for guests or the extended family. It features an ultra efficient design with a full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living/family room, breakfast nook, an attached oversized 2 car garage, and a wonderful patio to enjoy the property. The second home has its own address, entrance and driveway. This estate property has the privacy that only owning acreage will provide and the flexibility to accommodate a variety of living and entertaining needs.

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